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International Journal of Organ Transplantation Medicine

R Girlanda, A Pozzi, C S Matsumoto, T M Fishbein
Organ transplantation in patients with prior malignancy increases the risk of tumor recurrence post-transplantation due to immunosuppression. Only two cases of liver transplantation have so far been reported in children with hepatic metastases from pancreatoblastoma, a rare malignant neoplasm originating from the epithelial exocrine cells of the pancreas. Herein, we describe a case of a successful multi-visceral transplant in a man with intestinal failure after surgical resection of pancreatoblastoma.
2016: International Journal of Organ Transplantation Medicine
A Khodadadi, O Olang, A Makhllough, B Nozary Heshmati, F Azmoudeh Ardalan, S A Tavakoli
BACKGROUND: Looking for an appropriate skin substitute for temporary and permanent coverage of wounds remains one of the main obstacles of medical researchers. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the rate of inflammation, symbiosis, and survival of grafted allograft skin from brain-dead donors (BDDs) in rabbits. METHODS: After receiving negative serologic tests of BDDs, we prepared partial thickness skin grafts. They were then used in treating wounds of 5 rabbits in comparison with split-thickness skins taken from cardiac dead donors...
2016: International Journal of Organ Transplantation Medicine
M Khosravi, I Saadat, M H Karimi, S A Malek Hosseini
BACKGROUND: Acute rejection is the main problem in liver transplantation that occurs in the first days or months of transplantation. It includes histological and cellular rejection. Acute histological rejection is confirmed by biopsy. Glutathione S-transferase family is the most important genes in phase II detoxification working in xenobiotic and drug metabolism. GSTO2 is one of the members of this family. GSTO2 (N142D) polymorphism may influence metabolism of immunosuppressive drugs...
2016: International Journal of Organ Transplantation Medicine
I Dedinská, Ľ Laca, J Miklušica, D Kantárová, P Galajda, M Mokáň
BACKGROUND: New-onset diabetes mellitus after transplantation (NODAT) is a well-known complication of transplantation. OBJECTIVE: To determine the correlation between CMV infection and NODAT. METHODS: Retrospectively, we detected CMV replication (PCR) in every month after renal transplantation in the first 12 months of the procedure in a homogenous group of patients from the immunosuppression point of view. RESULTS: In 167 patients (64 with NODAT and 103 in the control group), the average amount of CMV viremia was not significantly different between the NODAT and the control group (p=0...
2016: International Journal of Organ Transplantation Medicine
S Dashti-Khavidaki, S Ghaffari, M Gohari, M R Khatami, Z Zahiri
BACKGROUND: Tacrolimus is the main immunosuppressive agent in many kidney transplant protocols with an initial recommended daily dose of 0.2 mg/kg of ideal body weight (IBW). However, due to the high inter- and intra-patient variability in its pharmacokinetics, the required tacrolimus doses may differ markedly from patient to patient. OBJECTIVE: To assess the required tacrolimus dose to achieve the desired whole blood concentration within the first three weeks after kidney transplantation among Iranian patients...
2016: International Journal of Organ Transplantation Medicine
P García, M Huerfano, M Rodríguez, A Caicedo, F Berrío, C Gonzalez
BACKGROUND: Renal transplantation is the best treatment for end stage renal disease. Acute graft rejection is one of the main complications and may influence graft survival. OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence and features of acute cellular rejection (ACR) episodes confirmed by biopsy. METHODS: We studied a cohort of 175 patients who underwent renal transplantation between 2004 and 2012 to determine the cumulative incidence of ACR confirmed by biopsy and to identify the associated risk factors using multivariate analysis...
2016: International Journal of Organ Transplantation Medicine
I Moghaddasifar, K B Lankarani, M Moosazadeh, M Afshari, A Ghaemi, M Aliramezany, R Afsar Gharebagh, M Malary
BACKGROUND: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most prevalent chronic liver disease in developing and developed countries. Estimating the total prevalence of NAFLD by means of appropriate statistical methods can provide reliable evidence for health policy makers. OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of NAFLD in Iran using a systematic review and meta-analysis. METHODS: We identified relevant studies by searching national and international databases...
2016: International Journal of Organ Transplantation Medicine
A Keshtkari, S M Dehghani, M Haghighat, M H Imanieh, A Nasimfard, G Yousefi, H Javaherizadeh
Post-transplantation lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) is a serious complication of solid organ transplantation that occurs due to immunosuppression and other risk factors. PTLD may present with involvement of other organs and with unusual presentation. The presentation is often extranodal (e.g., in the gastrointestinal tract, lung, or the central nervous system). Herein, we report on a 1.5-year-old girl who underwent liver transplantation almost 5 months prior to admission. She was on medications such as tacrolimus and prednisolone...
2016: International Journal of Organ Transplantation Medicine
V K Pandya, H C Sutariya
Renal cell carcinoma is usually seen in the native kidney but may be seen in the renal allograft. We report a rare case of renal cell carcinoma in a 56-year-old renal allograft recipient who was transplanted for end-stage renal disease induced by analgesic nephropathy. This complication developed after 13 years of renal transplantation. Patient was investigated for hematuria and abdominal pain with a normal renal function. Computed tomography depicted a mass sized 9.0×7.3×6.8 cm that involved the upper pole of the transplant...
2016: International Journal of Organ Transplantation Medicine
M S A Mohamed
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2016: International Journal of Organ Transplantation Medicine
D Issa, B Eghtesad, N N Zein, L Yerian, M Cruise, N Alkhouri, R Adams, I A Hanouneh
Fibrosing cholestatic hepatitis (FCH) is an aggressive form of hepatitis C virus (HCV) recurrence after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT), which frequently results in graft failure and death. Treatment of FCH remains challenging, and the optimal antiviral therapy is yet to be determined. Between November 2013 and early 2015, 62 patients with HCV cirrhosis underwent OLT at our transplant center, of whom, 5 patients developed recurrence HCV in the form of severe FCH and were treated with sofosbuvir and simeprevir (SOF-SMV) for 24 weeks...
2016: International Journal of Organ Transplantation Medicine
K Chakradhar, D Doshi, B Srikanth Reddy, S Kulkarni, M Padma Reddy, S Sruthi Reddy
BACKGROUND: Of the overall 9.5 million deaths annually in India, nearly 100,000 are due to organ failure. To save and extend lives, organ donation and organ transplantation have become the only hope. Health care professionals (HCPs) are a key element in facilitating cadaveric organ donation process. OBJECTIVE: To assess and compare the knowledge, attitude, and practice regarding organ donation among undergraduate dental students. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 298 undergraduate dental students of the Panineeya Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Hyderabad, India...
2016: International Journal of Organ Transplantation Medicine
R Oluyombo, M B Fawale, R W Ojewola, O A Busari, O J Ogunmola, T O Olanrewaju, C A Akinleye, Y O Oladosu, M A Olamoyegun, B A Gbadegesin, O O Obajolowo, M O Soje, A Adelaja, L M Ayodele, O E Ayodele
BACKGROUND: Organ transplantation program in developing countries is still significantly dwarfed. Health workers are undeniably important in the success of transplantation. OBJECTIVE: To assess the knowledge and attitude of health workers toward organ donation in South-West Nigeria with a view to explaining reasons for these shortcomings. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study conducted on 850 health care workers, self-administered questionnaires were used to obtain information from participants...
2016: International Journal of Organ Transplantation Medicine
Z Kadkhoda, A Safarpour, F Azmoodeh, S Adibi, A Khoshzaban, N Bahrami
BACKGROUND: Periodontitis is an important oral disease. Stem cell therapy has found its way in treatment of many diseases. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the regenerative potential of periodontal ligament-derived stem cells (PDLSCs) and osteoblast differentiated from PDLSC in comparison with bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) and pre-osteoblasts in calvarial defects. METHODS: After proving the existence of surface markers by flow cytometry, BM-MSCs were differentiated into osteoblasts...
2016: International Journal of Organ Transplantation Medicine
B V M Dasari, J Hodson, A Nassir, J Widmer, J Isaac, H Mergentel, P Muiesan, D F Mirza, M T P R Perera
BACKGROUND: There is limited clinical evidence evaluating the correlation between immunosuppressant monitoring practice and transplant outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To assess current practice of tacrolimus trough monitoring in early post-operative period following liver transplantation (LT), and its impact on outcomes. METHODS: The duration to trough levels (DTT) were calculated in patients undergoing primary LT. The impact of variability in DTT on graft rejection episodes, serum tacrolimus level and renal function was assessed...
2016: International Journal of Organ Transplantation Medicine
C Kayaalp, S Kırmızı, R Kutlu, M A Yagci, B Isik, S Yilmaz
Liver transplantation is a technically complex and long surgical procedure. A large quantity of various materials such as catheters, sutures, needles and clips are frequently used during the procedure. These materials may enter in the liver from the vascular or biliary orifices inadvertently. A 50-year-old patient who had hepatic failure due to HBV underwent a deceased-donor liver transplantation. The deceased donor was a 75-year-old HbsAg(+) man. The recipient had subfebrile fever and leukocytosis post-operatively...
2015: International Journal of Organ Transplantation Medicine
H Kıran, G Kıran, D Arıkan, M Yüzbaşıoğlu, M Bakacak, Ö Ercan, B Köstü
The kidney transplantation surgery requires left nephrectomy because of the anatomical disadvantages. But hydroureteronephrosis is the most significant renal functional alteration of pregnancy, accounted for by both hormonal and mechanical factors. Dilatation of the ureters and renal pelvis is more prominent on the right side than the left side and is seen in up to 80% of pregnant women. A 23-year-old woman who become pregnant after 4 months from left kidney donation was admitted to our emergency department with acute right kidney injury during her 39(th) week of pregnancy...
2015: International Journal of Organ Transplantation Medicine
M Bayat, F Momen Heravi, M Mahmoudi, N Bahrami
BACKGROUND: Conventional dentoalveolar osseous reconstruction often involves the use of graft materials with or without barrier membranes. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of bone induction by bone matrix gelatin (BMG), delivered on an absorbable collagen sponge (ACS), compared to a placebo (ACS alone) in human alveolar socket defects. METHODS: 20 alveolar sockets from 10 healthy adults were studied. In all cases, both the mandibular premolar area and the contralateral premolar area (as the control site) were involved...
2015: International Journal of Organ Transplantation Medicine
D Mehrabani, M Babazadeh, N Tanideh, S Zare, S Hoseinzadeh, S Torabinejad, O Koohi-Hosseinabadi
BACKGROUND: Articular cartilage defect can lead to degradation of subchondral bone and osteoarthritis (OA). OBJECTIVE: To determine the healing effect of transplantation of adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (Ad-MSCs) in full-thickness femoral articular cartilage defects in rabbit. METHODS: 12 rabbits were equally divided into cell-treated and control groups. In cell-treated group, 2×10(6) cells of third passage suspended in 1 mL of DMEM was injected into articular defect...
2015: International Journal of Organ Transplantation Medicine
M Afzal Aghaee, M Dehghani, M Sadeghi, E Khaleghi
BACKGROUND: It is believed that religious leaders' positive attitude towards organ donation can be an effective factor in Muslims' inclination to donate organs. OBJECTIVE: To assess the knowledge of freshmen students in Mashhad University of Medical Sciences about religious leaders' fatwa on organ donation and its effect on their willingness to donate organs. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in 2013 on 400 freshmen of various medical disciplines, selected using a simple random sampling in Mashhad, Iran...
2015: International Journal of Organ Transplantation Medicine
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